Mar
    21

    Hop Rhizomes on Order

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    Hop Rhizome It All Starts Here

    It’s that time of year to get going on ordering rhizomes if you have not already.  I am in Minnesota so our soil is still frozen and will be for another month.  Hop rhizomes are hardy so they can be planted before most plants in Minnesota (once the soil thaws).  In Minnesota, May 15th’ ish is the generally the frost free date for most plants.  Hops can handle frost (rhizomes will be underground for a bit once planted and are more “northern climate” tolerant than most vegetables and other plants.

    I will be chronologically documenting this years hop garden from rhizome to harvest (if any the first year).  They should be arriving soon and I will document the life cycle of this years planting.   This batch of beer hops will be Nugget, Magnum and Cascade hops.  Two high alpha (bittering) and one aromatic (cascade) – there is crossover with bittering and aroma with hops but they are generally under those classifications.

    More to come soon!

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